Manchester United = Confederate Army

18 06 2010

The American Civil War was a very brutal and disturbing time the U.S. This war saw the division of many towns, friends, and families. We read about the country being dividing into two; neighbors turning against neighbors, fathers turning against sons, and BROTHER turning against BROTHER.

The war came down to two different beliefs. The south: which stood for a way of thinking that dehumanized men, women, and children. They held themselves up as being greater than the rest of the land and greater than all those who did not appear to look like them. And the north: which stood for freedom, freedom for all mankind. Liberty and equality for all.

With the 2010-2011 season’s fixtures being released earlier in the week we see a repeat of history and of what we all have read before. Brother against brother as Newcastle United will face Manchester United on their opening day match. Newcastle United are from the north and are a club that play for the people and for all of mankind. Manchester United are from the south [at least south of Newcastle] and perceive themselves as being better than the rest, just like the southern states during that tragic period in American history.

So Sean…my brother…we will have to do battle my friend. I don’t want to but we must. So in ending this post I have one question for you………….Who won the Civil War?

WE DID!!!!!

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Guess Who Is Coming To Your Club…

28 05 2010

Thats right its transfer rumour time!!! I HATE IT!!!!! My “breaking news” sites that I check everyday for the latest news on Newcastle United  {as well as I’m sure every other club} is full of he said she said of who is coming and going for next season squad. None of these rumours ever end up being true and it really is just a waste of time but here are a few potential transfers that I have read over the last 2 weeks:

-Fernando Torres to Manchester City

-Steven Gerrard to Celtic

-Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona

-Steven Taylor to Arsenal

-Marlon Harewood to Newcastle United

-Jermaine Beckford to Newcastle United

-Didier Drogba to LAFC Chelsea {womens league cuz he is a bitch}

-Robin Van Persie to Chip n Dale FC

Maybe some of these will go through but honestly who can you trust. Thank goodness for the World Cup next month cuz Im already bored!!!





Year In Review

9 05 2010

WOW what a season!!! As much as it hurts to say it but congrats to Mark and Chelsea FC on winning the title a few hours ago. But with THAT low point of the season this year has been filled with many wonderful moments for all of us here at Among The Thugs. This being our first season writing this blog I would just like to kind of recap some of those amazing times.

Remember when:

1. Andy came on board with Aston Villa and actually predicted the out come of a few high-profile matches. His crazy brand of wit and stupidity took us to new worlds. {what ever happened to Andy?}

2. Mark also came on board and chose to support the one team that he knew would receive the most hate from the rest of the Thugs. But Mark also added a great dimension to the site. Though not as witty and stupid as Andy, Mark came with his own sense of intellectualism that no one really understands and really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. But now we get to hear Mark’s bla bla bla for an awful long time now so for all our dedicated readers I do apologise.

3.Among The Thug Radio!!! Brilliant!!!! Although we have only had a few shows it was an amazing find. You may all look forward to many for episodes of us trying to sound smart but really just making fun of Mark and Chelsea.

4.Sean……the brains behind this life fulfilling journey. If not for Sean and his posts on game play strategy and British definitions this site would simply be videos of Japanese game show where guys get hit in the balls and Man U fans named Benny.

5.Jason…..you posted the recipe of what has become one of my most favorite beers in the world…..and for that I owe you my life.

6. Shawn…this season saw you and me take the verbal abuse week after week after week of being in the Championship League. But through all that you and I have come out victorious my friend!!!! NEWCASTLE IS BACK AND BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for being there with me…..

7. Louie………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Seriously, from all of us here at Among The Thugs we would like to thank all of you that have shown interest in our site. Thanks to all of you that have helped us become what you see today. A very special thanks to everyone at Pitchslap, EPL Talk, We Don’t Know Football, Just Arsenal.com. Thanks for all your support and feedback. We look forward to bringing all of you some interesting post during the World Cup.  Thanks again….





The Magpies Roll Back To The Premier League In Style

20 04 2010

Newcastle United clinched promotion a few weeks ago but the question on my mind as well as many other fellow supporters {Shawn…we did it my friend} was: Will Newcastle stroll back to the Premier League in second place or will they finish out the Championship season as champions? That question was answered on Monday the 19th when the Magpies defeated Plymouth Argyle 2-0 and secured the League Championship title.

Chris Hughton will lead the club next Monday the 19th for their last home match against 13th place Ipswich Town and attempt to complete an undefeated home record. Our current record is 29 wins, 11 draws, and 4 losses giving us a total of 98 points with 2 matches remaining. With a record like this even a Chelsea fan has to admit that NEWCASTLE UNITED ARE ROLLING BACK TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE IN STYLE!





Joy In Newcastle But…..”Not In Nottingham”

29 03 2010

Newcastle United beat Nottingham Forest today by a score of 2 to nil. This win is one of our most exciting wins of the season for a number of reasons:

1. Continues our undefeated record at home
2. This win gives us 83 points and a very good chance at clinching promotion on Saturday {Nottingham has to loose on Sat to complete promotion this early. They are playing Bristol City away. That favors us big time!!}
3. With this win it shut the mouths of many Nottingham supporters who said they could still catch us.

What a beautiful day it was today in Long Beach and in Newcastle……but “Not In Nottingham“.





Goodbye Phil Brown….

21 03 2010

It took me a few days to really think about this post. I wanted to be proper and maybe even a little kind to Phil now that Hull City has let him go. Every time I tried to take the high road my memory replayed the look on his face when even though his team got beat by Man U’s scrubs on the last day of matches last season, he gave the fans an evil little smile. All I wanted to do on that day was shove his Bobby Brown/the guy who sold the Sham Wow’s [before his tongue was bitten in half by a prostitute] headset down his throat. But I am a peaceful man. So in a move to let the water pass under the bridge I found a song that I think will be perfect for Phil Brown. Goodbye Phil. Goodbye.





Doing The Math

15 02 2010

In looking at the remaining matches for Newcastle United and their campaign for returning to the Premier League…..it looks really really good! Here is the break down:

-NUFC currently sits on top with 60 points
-16 matches left
-8 are at home where we are currently undefeated
-5 of our 8 home matches are against clubs we have already beaten
-3 of our away matches are against the 3 clubs currently at the bottom of the table
-1 of our away matches is against a club with a loosing home record
-currently 5 points from 3rd place with a game in hand

Looking back at the past 5 seasons in the Championship League the average amount of points that the 1st place club had was around 86 points. The average amount of points the 2nd place team had was around 82 points.

So if we just play the historical card we only need to win 50% of the rest of our matches to return to the EPL {where we belong}. But who wants to slip back up into the land of top form? Not me. I want to blast back up! SO COME ON LADS!! NO MERCY!! NUFC FOR LIFE!!